By David & Christina
Hello world - here we are, reporting for our first blog post as part of our SciArt collaborative process. We feel like we're just starting to get into it, at the very beginning of our wade into the pool of
Even though it's early on, we've had a lot to talk about, being two hydrogeology-oriented folks who are interested in interpreting earth science data in nontraditional ways. I've [Christina] always loved maps, so have been really fascinated to hear about David's work in remote sensing, and the program he helped created to turn satellite images into music (EcoOrchestra). I've also been experiencing the
phenomenon of once you start paying attention or working on a certain idea, you start seeing that thing or connections to it everywhere - suddenly, sound and data and maps seem to be popping up everywhere for me!
I [David] created a Google Doc for us to start to organize our ideas and reflections. This way when we feel inspired we can easily share our thoughts on science, dance, and music. We also share videos and
links to connect our ideas across disciplines. We've gotten into some interesting conversations so far about the three-dimensionality of music, how data become music, and more. Christina introduced me to new iconic figures in dance, and new ideas on music and the conversion of data to music. I believe Christina's thoughts on dance, movement, and the flow of water will be help connect the 2-D map perspective in a 3-D space.
Please enjoy a screenshot of the current state of our Google Drive, and experience the true unedited reflections on geoscience, data, music, sound, and dance!
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David Lagomasino is an award-winning research scientist in Biospheric Sciences at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, and co-founder of EcoOrchestra.
Christina Catanese is a New Jersey-based environmental scientist, modern dancer, and director of Environmental Art at Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education.